Key Stage 3 Physical Education – Boys PE

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Key Stage 3 Physical Education – Boys PE

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Ben Playford

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About the subject

Year 7 Overview

This subject is exclusively practical. Throughout key stage 3 all boys take part in three lessons of physical education per week. This adheres to the national requirement of all 11-14 year olds accessing a minimum of two hours of physical education per week. There are also extensive opportunities for boys to participate in extra-curricular sport before school, at lunchtime, after school and at weekends.

We deliver a winter programme that is traditionally games based that helps develop skills such as outwitting opponents, defining roles within team games and moreover a duty of care within a team setting where cohesion and communication are paramount to success. In the winter term there are also opportunities to develop physical attributes such as cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, strength and speed along with other important components of fitness.

In the summer term pupils are taught a wide range of athletics disciplines with an equal opportunity to develop in both track and field events. Cricket also plays an integral part in the summer term and allows both team and individual skills to be developed accordingly. Softball is a sport used to help pupils of all abilities access striking and fielding skills.

Pupils will not gain a qualification during key stage three. However the skills and knowledge they acquire act as a pathway to success if they decide to access a qualification in PE at key stage 4 or 5.

In year 7 all boys will participate in 3 lessons per week. They will undertake the following activities at Key Stage 3 where the primary focus will developing knowledge and skills and cardiovascular fitness across a range of activities. The national curriculum forms the foundation of the schemes of work and all boys are put into ability groups.

Athletics: Each discipline is taught as an introductory lesson with pupils spending two lessons on each event. The fundamental skills and tactics involved will be taught along with the knowledge of how to measure and record.

Basketball: The fundamental skills of passing and dribbling form the main focus in year 7. Shooting in both passive and pressured situations are built into lessons to form the basis of a full game. All the basic laws of the game are taught.

Cricket: An opportunity to develop batting, bowling and fielding feature in year 7. Time is spent on core skills that help individuals develop as an individual and as a team player.

Cross Country: This is a short unit of work that helps to identify the varied needs of boys in this age group. Their ability in this unit helps form the teaching groups into which they are set. Progress is intermittently checked throughout the year.

Football: This unit focuses on individual skills such as control, dribbling, passing and spatial awareness. Boys are taught to develop these skills under ever increasing demands and get the opportunity to play in small sided games.

Health Related Fitness: Boys are able to improve components of fitness within this unit. Emphasis is on extended periods of activity whilst informing pupils of the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle.

Rugby: Boys are taught the fundamental skills within the game such as running with the ball, evading opponents, passing, tackling and rucking. The length of the unit allows boys to make rapid progress regardless of previous experience in the sport.

Softball: This unit allows boys to experience striking and fielding in an alternative sport. Introduction to core skills along with strategy and rules forms the basis of this unit.

 

 

 

 

Year 8 Overview

In year 8 all boys will participate in 3 lessons per week. They will undertake the following activities at Key Stage 3 where the primary focus will developing knowledge and skills and cardiovascular fitness across a range of activities. The national curriculum forms the foundation of the schemes of work and all boys are put into ability groups.

Athletics: Pupils revisit the events learned the previous year and develop more advanced skills within each event. More emphasis is placed upon peer assessment in field events and strategy within track events.

Basketball: Developing skills under pressure forms the basis of this unit. Pupils are also afforded more time in areas such as shooting and gameplay. Rules are now imbedded within the game which allows for competitive matches in lessons.

Cricket: Different styles of bowling and batting are delivered in this unit. Keeping and fielding are taught within demanding activities that increase awareness and skill. Small sided games are taught. The hard ball is introduced to some pupils.

Cross Country: Performance from the previous year is revisited with the aim of improving. Pupils are encouraged to evaluate their own performance and make suggestions followed by action to improve performance.

Football: Working in teams with emphasis on positional play and strategy are key in this unit. Games are designed to aid the development of the skill in focus for each lesson.

Health Related Fitness: Boys learn about training methods and how they improve certain components of fitness. The unit allows for individual, paired and group challenges.

Rugby: Strategies in attack and defence are taught extensively in this unit. Positional play is more evident with pupils practicing suitable skills based on previous performance. Extended periods of play are built into lessons.

Softball: More time is afforded to playing full size matches where tactics and strategy learned in year 8 can be fully assembled within a competitive game.

Year 9 Overview

In year 9 all boys will participate in 3 lessons per week. They will undertake the following activities at Key Stage 3 where the primary focus will developing knowledge and skills and cardiovascular fitness across a range of activities. The national curriculum forms the foundation of the schemes of work and all boys are put into ability groups.

Athletics: Pupils will have a thorough knowledge of the rules which apply to each jump, run and throw. They will be able to measure and officiate within lessons in paired and group activities.

Basketball: More time is devoted to pupils developing skills under the tutelage of their peers. Pupils are taught how to design skill based warm ups and how to officiate. Pupils will In year 9 all boys will participate in 3 lessons per week. They will undertake the following activities at Key Stage 3 where the primary focus will developing knowledge and skills and cardiovascular fitness across a range of activities. The national curriculum forms the foundation of the schemes of work and all boys are put into ability groups.

Athletics: Pupils will have a thorough knowledge of the rules which apply to each jump, run and throw. They will be able to measure and officiate within lessons in paired and group activities.

Basketball: More time is devoted to pupils developing skills under the tutelage of their peers. Pupils are taught how to design skill based warm ups and how to officiate. Pupils will combine both performing skills and officiating skills within this unit.

Cricket: Pupils are allowed to play the game in the traditional form with overs etc. where time allows. They are able to learn how to umpire at the bowlers end and behind the stumps. More groups will have access to the hard ball game.

Cross Country: Performance from the previous year is revisited with the aim of improving. Pupils are encouraged to evaluate their own performance and make suggestions followed by action to improve performance.

Football: Working in lessons as defensive units, midfield quartets and striking pairs are factored into lessons. All pupils will be taught how to referee according to the laws of the game.

Health Related Fitness: Boys have time to design and execute their own fitness activities based on the components and methods learned in previous years. Sport specific fitness lessons are a feature in this unit. Recording and measuring data in lessons to monitor performance is also a feature.

Rugby: The full sided game of 15 man rugby forms a large part of this unit. 8 man scrums are taught complemented by a full back line. Position specific duties are taught in greater depth.

Softball: Pupils are encouraged to take ownership in this unit. They will design and lead warm up activities within teams. They will also be taught how to officiate and will be given responsibility to do so.

 

 

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